Activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta this Spring Break

Atlanta, USA, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Must-dos at the Zoo this Spring Break; experiences and tips for an activity-packed week at Zoo Atlanta

WHO:
Animals and humans alike seem to be in unison: Spring has sprung at Zoo Atlanta, and just in time for Spring Break, experiences for people of all ages are now open for the new season to come.

WHAT:
More than 1,000 animals from around the world
Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S., continue to run, climb, toddle, and tumble through a series of memorable milestones. See the twins and their mother, Lun Lun, in their dayroom habitat in The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center during Spring Break week.

Be on the lookout for the newest member of the Zoo’s largest primate troop, 6-month-old baby Mijadala the western lowland gorilla, a granddaughter of Zoo Atlanta’s most famous gorilla, the legendary late Willie B. The Zoo’s Ford African Rain Forest is home to North America’s largest population of this critically endangered species.

Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente
All-new at the Zoo and now open, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente allows adventurers to zig, zag, climb, walk, and balance at their own pace as they navigate a series of rope ladders, bridges, nets and tightrope-style foot lines while safely secured and tethered with full-body harness and lanyard to a continuous overhead tracking system. The course, made possible with additional support from Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, culminates in the SkyRail zip line. Treetop Trail is available as an add-on to Zoo admission at $10.95 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $13.95 for non-Members. Children must be 48 inches tall to participate without an adult chaperone.

Up-close-and-personal animal experiences
Stand eye-to-eye with Earth’s tallest living land mammals with giraffe feeding, which reopened for the season on March 17, 2017. Giraffe feeding is weather-permitting and is not open during rain or days following heavy rains.

Try a behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter with an African elephant, Aldabra tortoise, giant panda, lemur or warthog during a special Spring Break schedule. Visit zooatlanta.org for reservations and availability.

Splash Fountain presented by Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority
The Splash Fountain water play experience reopens for the season on April 1, 2017. Parents are encouraged to pack bathing suits for children.

Quarters for Conservation
Twenty-five cents of every Zoo Atlanta general admission ticket sold benefit field conservation programs for wildlife. Visit the Quarters for Conservation kiosk in Flamingo Plaza to learn more and to vote for one of the three projects supported in the 2016-2017 program year: Elephants for Africa, the Golden Lion Tamarin Association and Project Golden Frog.

Plan your visit
Arrive early, as parking will be limited. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Purchase tickets online on zooatlanta.org to use Express Entry. Use the “Create an Itinerary” feature on zooatlanta.org to build your own schedule of activities.

WHEN:
Spring Break: April 1 through April 9, 2017

WHERE:
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30315

About Zoo Atlanta

Viewed as one of the finest zoological institutions in the U.S. and a proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta has a mission to inspire value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family experiences. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Zoo highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, a set of twins born to Lun Lun on September 3, 2016; North America’s largest zoological population of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience, featuring more than 70 species in a 111,000 square-foot complex, is the world’s first LEED Gold-certified reptile and amphibian exhibit. The Zoo’s newest experience, Treetop Trail presented by Kaiser Permanente, opened in March 2017. Up-close-and-personal animal experiences include behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters with African elephants, Aldabra giant tortoises, giant pandas and warthogs. Zoo Atlanta is open daily with the exceptions of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Keeper talks, interactive wildlife shows, education programs and special events run year-round. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

SOURCE: Zoo Atlanta

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell
rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Gavin Johnson, Public Relations & Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office
gjohnson@zooatlanta.org

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